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Certified Nursing Assistant & Patient Care Assistant +

Female CNA Assisting a Female Patient in Wheelchair

By participating in NWACC's certified nursing assistant (CNA) program, you'll develop health care competencies in safety, infection control, vital signs and working with geriatric residents in long term care facilities. Upon successful completion, you will be eligible to take the state nurse assistant certification exam.

You can then build on your skills obtained in the CNA program in an acute care setting by taking the patient care assistant plus (PCA+) three hour credit course. 

Program Approval

NWACC’s CNA and PCA+ courses are approved by the Arkansas State Office of Long Term Care.